The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced Jordan as the host country for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2018.
The decision was reached following the study of bidding files and the report of the inspection visit to Amman in April. The inspection team assessed the venues on a number of themes including hosting of previous AFC competitions, current state of facilities, general infrastructure, transport, security and accommodation.
AFC Women’s Football Committee Chairwoman Moya Dodd said: “Jordan have proved they are worthy hosts of the next edition of the AFC Women’s Asia Cup Finals and I would like to congratulate the Jordan Football Association on submitting such a professional and thorough bid. This decision marks a geographical landmark, being the first time a Member Association from the West Zone will have hosted a senior AFC women’s tournament. We look forward to seeing them in the spotlight and wish them well later this month, too, as they host the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup.”
On his part, Jordan Football Association General Secretary Sizar Sobar stressed the importance of Jordan’s hosting of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2018 pointing out the development that the Women’s game reached to in Jordan and the enhancements in the football facilities and infrastructure under the guidance of Jordan FA President His Royal Highness Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein: “Jordan’s hosting of the upcoming FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2016 which kicks off next September has given a huge boost to the Jordanian Football as a whole.
“The renovations that have been done to the football infrastructure allows Jordan to be ready to host any major international tournament, which reflects in the latest decision by the AFC to award our country the hosting of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup, a new challenge that we will prepare to in the most ideal way.” Sobar concluded.